A recording artist is a musician who records music in a studio. Recording artists may sing or play an instrument, and the recordings are transferred onto a CD or computer file. In addition to recording in studios, these artists also perform on the road in front of an audience, promoting their music. Work in the recording industry is competitive and often just part-time. The need to constantly pursue leads for further work may be stressful.
While there are no educational requirements to become a recording artist, enrolling in a music-related degree program may be beneficial. Recording artists often begin playing music at a young age with lessons and must be diligent at practicing their craft. Some of the basic skills or abilities needed to be a recording artist include musical talent, discipline to practice, the perseverance to land gigs, and strong communication skills. According to the U.S. Bureau of …Read More